Skip to main content

 Logo

Scholarships

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota offers six scholarship opportunities, awarded twice per year (spring/fall) for use at any accredited post-secondary institution.

Mindy Tomfohrde Scholarships: Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded twice per year to members in good standing for their continuing education through the “Mindy Tomfohrde Scholarship Fund.” The applicant must be a SEIU Healthcare MN member in good standing as of the time of the scholarship drawing. Scholarship applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: “What are the advantages for workers in Joining a Union?”

Got Your Back Scholarships: Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded twice per year to younger SEIU members, who are facing greater economic challenges than any generation since the great Depression. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger as of the time of application, and must be a member in good standing as of the time of the scholarship drawing. Scholarship applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: “How does the decline of union membership affect Workers’ Rights?”

Cecelia Razook Memorial Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded twice per year for the continuing education of spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards of members in good standing through the “Cecilia Razook Scholarship Fund.” The SEIU Healthcare Minnesota member must be in good standing as of the time of the scholarship drawing. Scholarship applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: “What does SEIU Healthcare Minnesota mean to your family?”

Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship: One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded twice per year to a non-member involved in organizing around social and economic justice fights in Minnesota, nominated by a member in good standing, as of the time of the scholarship drawing, through the “Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund.” Scholarship applicants must submit a 500-word essay on the following topic: “How do politics and legislation impact the ability to organize unions?”

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Applicants must be SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members in good standing, the child of a member in good standing, or nominated by a member in good standing. No academic performance standards or records are required for eligibility. Please submit only one application per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Applicants are not eligible to win multiple awards in any one given year. The applicant (or their parent) must be an active member at the time that winners are announced.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Application essays will be anonymized and the winning essay voted on at the Quarter 1 and August Executive Board meetings. Applicants will be notified of the results by mail.

APPLICATION PROCESS: